Twelve years after she ditched the National Democratic Congress to join the New Patriotic Party and rigorously campaigning for its flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, Maame Dokono regrets the decision.
The legendary actress and entrepreneur has indicated that she has completely regretted mounting a party podium to endorse a presidential candidate.
“It’s just the politics. If the clock could reverse I won’t do politics again,” Maame said on TV XYZ on Sunday evening.
Sitting with Agyemang Prempeh on the Legends programme, she vehemently stated that she will never engage in party politics again.
“Now I’m neutral. I’m watching things. If here succeeds fine, if there succeeds fine. But I won’t come out openly to declare my support for any political party,” she said.
According to Maame Dokono, her acting career suffered a huge blow after venturing into politics because filmmakers blacklisted her.
“Nobody wanted to feature me in his or he movie. It was recently they’ve started giving me roles,” Maame Dokono disclosed.
Born Grace Omaboe, however, cautioned celebrities in the country to desist from doing politics to save their career.
Akufo-Addo, NPP abandon me
Maame Dokono endorsed the candidature of Nana Addo Darkwa Akufo-Addo and campaigned for the New Patriotic Party in the build up to the 2008 presidential elections.
The ‘Obra’ famed actress disclosed that President Nana Addo Darkwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP didn’t come to her aid when she was ailing a few years ago.
She said the president and his party knew about her health condition but failed to extend a helping hand in her dire straits.
The 74-year-old actress and entrepreneur disclosed she went complete bankrupt after losing her parliamentary bid because she spent all her resources on her campaign.
Talking about her regret in life she stated unambiguously that she regrets doing politics.
“It’s just the politics. If the clock could reverse I won’t do politics again,” she said.
According to her, she no longer belongs to or supports any political parties in the country.
“Now I’m neutral. I’m watching things. If here succeeds fine, if there succeeds fine. But I won’t come out to openly declare my support for any party,” she concluded.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams/Mypowerfmonline.com/Ghana